Police race to The Meadows in Edinburgh after ‘mass brawl’ breaks out

Police race to The Meadows in Edinburgh after 'mass brawl' breaks out

Cops have been called to a ‘mass brawl’ which broke out in a park in Edinburgh tonight.

officers from Police Scotland raced to The Meadows after the alarm was raised at around 7.45pm on July 31.

Shocking images showed huge crowds in the park watch on as the alleged rammy kicks off.

Droves of revellers were posted flouting social distancing rules, just as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned of the rise of coronavirus cases in Scotland.

A police spokesperson said: “Around 7.45pm, officers were called to a report of a disturbance and officers are currently at the scene.”

It comes after Police were called to nearby Portobello beach after reports of a large disturbance hours earlier.

At around 3pm, officers showed up at the beach to deal with groups of teenagers boozing in the sun.

Around 10 police vans and cars arrived as officers dealt with the crowds.

Police were seen breaking up large groups of young people and removing alcohol from sunbathers.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a large disturbance on Portobello beach in Edinburgh around 3pm on Friday, 31 July, 2020.

“Officers are currently in attendance, there are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

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